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Governors Graded on Efforts to Restrain Government

In an interview with CFIF, Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies at Cato Institute and Editor of DownsizingGovernment.org, discusses the 2014 fiscal policy report card on America's Governors and how state and local taxes harm America's competitiveness.

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October 24, 2014 • 10:09 am

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A Farewell to Czars
By Troy Senik
Thursday, October 23 2014
I’ve got a new working theory about Barack Obama’s second term: It’s all one elaborate practical joke. It’s not just the increasingly improbable string of bad news — after terrorist beheadings and the Ebola virus, I’m pretty sure plagues of locusts come next — but also the White House’s ability to react to every crisis as if trying to answer the question “What could a President do in this moment to be the least reassuring?” Vladimir Putin starts moving military assets west towards Europe? We’ll react by publicly chiding him for…
 
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Sign Up for ObamaCare, Become a Union Member?
A federal lawsuit in Texas alleges that an ObamaCare contractor used taxpayer money to sign-up union…
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The Midterms in Prospect: The Governors (Part 2)
In this final installment of the series providing analysis of this year’s midterm elections, we…
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Over the last four weeks, I’ve produced a series of pieces examining the midterm races in the U.S.…
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Move over Lois Lerner: Lawsuit Says IRS Destroying Evidence in Separate Case
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Few traits better characterize contemporary liberals than their false sense of intellectual superiority. …
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Question of the Week   
Voters in how many states will be asked in the November 2014 mid-term elections to accept or reject state-wide ballot measures to legalize the recreational use of marijuana?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"In an effort to keep the public calm, the CDC pretended to know more about Ebola than it actually does.First, the CDC insisted that Ebola is very difficult to transmit from person to person. But, that is clearly not true. This particular Ebola strain appears to be more infectious than others. ...Second, the CDC insisted that Ebola is not airborne. That is probably mostly true, but it may not be entirely…[more]
 
 
—Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
— Alex Berezow, RealClearScience Founding Editor and USA TODAY's Board of Contributors Member
 
Liberty Poll   

Thinking only about voting procedures and requirements in your state, how much confidence do you have that voter fraud will be kept to a minimum in the 2014 midterm elections?